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Medicinal Mushrooms workshop

Event: 
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Although many people here in the US are only just beginning to learn about them, medicinal mushrooms such as reishi, maitake, chaga and many others have a rich history of use by human beings in many places all over the world for thousands of years.

In this presentation we'll examine the role these unique fungi play in the ecology of our planet, and explore how their function in nature relates to their ability to benefit human beings. We'll also discuss some of the incredibly therapeutic components that make these particular fungi so very beneficial for us. There will a variety of different species of dried medicinal fungi on hand as well as a demonstration on how to make both teas and tinctures from them, so you'll come away with a working knowledge of how simple and easy it is to make your own healing medicinal mushroom based remedies and elixirs in the comfort of your own home.

If you've ever wanted to expand your knowledge about mycomedicinals, please come to this one-of-a-kind workshop to learn more about these extraordinary herbs!


Lecture Hall 3

The Evergreen State College

Free to TESC students/faculty

$5 for general public

Imhoff and Triffleman on Food Politics

Event: 
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE - Pie Fest 2012 is February 18!

Event: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Come to Pie Fest 2012 and help support the Thurston County Food Bank.

Show off your mad pie baking skills but first be sure to read the contest rules here or get them by e-mailing olybakers@gmail.com.

Win prizes donted by local merchants.

If you don't want to bake just show up and eat pie, $3 or 3 cans of food per slice.

Second Set of Food Summit Follow-up Meetings - Rescheduled

From today's inbox -

The Food Summit follow-up meetings that were cancelled last week due to the weather have  been rescheduled for Saturday, February 18th.
 
The meetings will still be held at the Tumwater Timberland Regional  Library, and the schedule remains unchanged:
 
10:15am-12:15pm – Vibrant Farms
12:30-2:30pm – Sustainable Ecosystems
2:45-4:45pm – Thriving Local Economies

Second Set of Food Summit Follow-up Meetings - Rescheduled

Event: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 10:15am - 4:45pm

From today's inbox -

The Food Summit follow-up meetings that were cancelled last week due to the weather have  been rescheduled for Saturday, February 18th.
 
The meetings will still be held at the Tumwater Timberland Regional  Library, and the schedule remains unchanged:
 
10:15am-12:15pm – Vibrant Farms
12:30-2:30pm – Sustainable Ecosystems
2:45-4:45pm – Thriving Local Economies

Laughter Yoga at Laughing Yogi Center

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      Wednesdays
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      6:00pm until 7:00pm
    • 317 4th Ave [Between Jake's & the Gyro Spot]
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    Laugh away the winter blues with a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in the heart of downtown Olympia.
    Suggested donation $4-$8. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Laughter Yoga at Laughing Yogi Center

Event: 
Wed, 02/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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      Wednesdays
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      6:00pm until 7:00pm
    • 317 4th Ave [Between Jake's & the Gyro Spot]
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    Laugh away the winter blues with a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in the heart of downtown Olympia.
    Suggested donation $4-$8. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Community Night - Esoteric Clowning For Adults

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Feb 26, 2012


Introduction to Esoteric Red Nose Clowning – for adults

Jusby the Clown & friends will facilitate this movement-based PlayShare©. We will welcome new clowns, and we’ll fool with those further down their paths.

We will use guided improvisation and partner mirroring to cross the observer-participant-performer continuum.

Bring your own nose or one will be provided.

Jusby has been a professional clown since 2005.  He is a member of the Clowns of America International, World Clowns Association, and the current Convener of Olympia’s Clown Alley, the Red Nose Brigade.  He is a graduate of the Simple Fool’s Silly School of Top Secret Esoteric Clowning and the Evergreen State College.  He is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.  He was a member of Doranne Crable’s Kagami Butoh Troupe from 1995-97.

Jusby has been a frequent host of the Olympia Clown Collaborative Salon and Clown Camp.

Community Night is free for people that have a monthly 5R pass, and is a $5 suggested donation for everyone else.

Community Night - Esoteric Clowning For Adults

Event: 
Sun, 02/26/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Feb 26, 2012


Introduction to Esoteric Red Nose Clowning – for adults

Jusby the Clown & friends will facilitate this movement-based PlayShare©. We will welcome new clowns, and we’ll fool with those further down their paths.

We will use guided improvisation and partner mirroring to cross the observer-participant-performer continuum.

Bring your own nose or one will be provided.

Jusby has been a professional clown since 2005.  He is a member of the Clowns of America International, World Clowns Association, and the current Convener of Olympia’s Clown Alley, the Red Nose Brigade.  He is a graduate of the Simple Fool’s Silly School of Top Secret Esoteric Clowning and the Evergreen State College.  He is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.  He was a member of Doranne Crable’s Kagami Butoh Troupe from 1995-97.

Jusby has been a frequent host of the Olympia Clown Collaborative Salon and Clown Camp.

Community Night is free for people that have a monthly 5R pass, and is a $5 suggested donation for everyone else.

 

Osama Shabaik: The Irvine 11, Islamophobia & Palestine Solidarity Activism in the US

Please join us for this event examining Islamophobia, and the use of criminal prosecution to silence dissent and to chill Palestine Solidarity Activism in the U.S, to be held in The Evergreen State College Library Lobby.

UC Irvine graduate and Member of the "Irvine 11" Osama Shabaik will be discussing his recent conviction for his part in a protest against a speech by the Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, and the events that led up to it. This encompasses his trip to the Gaza strip in the summer of 2009 and the announcement months later that the Israeli Ambassador would be visiting his college, UC Irvine.

Shabaik will address how he and other Muslim students planned their protest of Ambassador Oren, why they chose the methods they chose, and what what occurred during the protest. He will also discuss the reaction by the University and their eventual discipline, as well as the District Attorney's attempt to charge the protest participants with felonies, before settling on two misdemeanors. He will end with the story of the trial and the convictions, and what steps he and his fellow protesters are taking in order to fight back. Throughout the talk Osama will examine issues of Islamophobia, freedom of speech, and the stifling of voices that defend the human rights of Palestinians.

Sponsored by The Mideast Solidarity Project, The President's Diversity Fund and Evergreen programs "Re-interpreting Liberation" and "Zinn & the Art of Protest".

ABOUT OSAMA SHABAIK:

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